Case Law Update: LCC-MAHE v LCC Board of Trustees

CASE LAW UPDATE

higher-education-photoThe following Case Law Update summarizes a recent important case.  It is provide to help clients stay up-to-date on recent case law developments in education law. For further information, please contact Patrick Sturdy.

Lansing Community College Chapter of Michigan Association for Higher Education v. Lansing Community College Board of Trustees
January 21, 2016;  2016 WL 300954

This case concerns the applicability of the Michigan Uniform Arbitration Act (MUAA), MCL 691.1681 et seq.  The MUAA became effective July 1, 2013 and repealed the Michigan Arbitration Act (MAA), MCL 600.5001 et seq.  The trial court found that the plaintiff association failed to comply with the MUAA and granted summary disposition to the College.  However, the LCC Board of Trustees filed their claim for arbitration before July 1, 2013, making the MUAA inapplicable.  The Court of Appeals found that the trial court erred when it found the MUAA applied and it vacated the award of the trial court in favor of the College.

Patrick Sturdy 2016Patrick R. Sturdy is a partner in our Livonia office where he concentrates his practice on education law, intellectual property, business law, and employment and labor law. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or psturdy@cmda-law.com.